Peter Lorre stars as a comic actor who loses his temper with an obnoxious colleague and strangles him. He later learns that his reason for doing so might now be irrelevant. Plus a preview of an upcoming show starring Boris Karloff. Topics: Inner Sanctum, Murder, Crime, OTR
Mike Shane is hired by a woman to find her runaway niece, right before another man wants to hire him to find the same girl. Mike keeps sighting the girl but keeps losing her, and when he finally catches up to her, finds out he's been looking for the wrong girl. Topics: Mike Shane, Detective, Crime, Drama, OTR
Sir Lawrence Olivier stars in this Theater Royal production of Robert Louis Stevensons' Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A dark tale of a respectable doctor, who creates a potion that transforms him into an evil murderer. Topics: Theatre Royal, Crime, Drama, Mystery, OTR
A man framed for murder and sent to prison becomes ill after several years, and thought to be dead. He is sent to an island cemetery for burial, but upon arrival, he revives, and proceeds to take revenge on those who convicted him. Topics: Murder at Midnight, horror, Crime, OTR
Nero and Archie investigate the death of a woman who received threatening letters typed on a typewriter found in her home, and leaving everyone in the household to be suspected of causing her death. Topics: Nero Wolfe, Detective, Crime, Murder, OTR
Holmes, while on vacation, becomes witness to the arrest of a female spy, and upon hearing the evidence, refuses to investigate the case. Soon after, Holmes also witnesses the womans execution, but later hears the supposedly dead spy singing along while he plays his violin. Topics: Sherlock Holmes, Crime, Detective, OTR
Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce star in this episode of Sherlock Holmes. Holmes is asked to solve the murder of a member of a society of wealthy people who seem to pose as beggars. Topics: Sherlock Holmes, Crime, Mystery, OTR
(09 Episodes) "Front Page Farrell" was a 15 minute daily, "Husband & Wife Detective Team" Soap Opera/Crime Serial, broadcast by Mutual/NBC from June 23, 1941 thru March 26, 1954. This serial was a Soap Opera disguised as a Crime Serial, to coax the working-class man to sit by the radio, after his long hard day at work. Judging by the length of the run, the idea worked! Because this detective soap opera took place during WWII, many of the episodes were taken directly from... Topics: Old Time Radio, Front Page Farrell, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Crime Soap Opera, Richard Widmark
Watson joins a group that plans to play an April Fools joke on Holmes, but the fake crime he is to investigate turns out to be a real one, committed by a man called Moriarty. Topics: Sherlock Holmes, Detective, Crime, Mystery, OTR
Holmes and Watson are invited to Dunbar Castle just in time to witness the transfer of an inheritance, but complications arise because the heir was born on a leap year. Topics: Sherlock Holmes, detective, Crime, OTR
This Lux Theater stars Edward G. Robinson as private detective Sam Spade, who, after his partner gets killed, searches for the killer and ends up involved with a group of nefarious characters all in search of a priceless statue of a falcon. Topics: Lux Radio Theater, Detective, Crime, Murder, OTR
Spade takes on the case of a woman who claims to receive threatening letters, which she can never find, and suddenly dies right in front of him. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Sam Spade, Detective, Crime, Murder, OTR
Crime and Peter Chambers made its debut on NBC in 1954 and ran for 5 months. The show was written, directed, and produced by Henry Kane. Audio Files Sourced: Crime and Peter Chambers - Free OTR Shows ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Crime and Peter Chambers, OTR, Old Time Radio
This Lux Radio presentation of their radio version of After the Thin Man, stars Myrna Loy and William Powell as Nick and Nora Charles, introduced by Cecil B. DeMille. Nora persuades Nick to help find a missing relative, who winds up dead, and his wife, Noras' cousin, accused of his murder, so Nick must find the real killer. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: After the Thin Man, Drama, Murder, Detective, Crime, OTR
The Lux Radio Theaters version of The Thin Man movie, stars the original leading cast of William Powel and Myrna Loy.Nick Charles (Powell), a retired detective, and his wife Nora (Loy) are attempting to settle down when he's pulled back into service by a friend's disappearance and possible involvement in a murder. Topics: Thin Man, Drama, Crime, Detective, Mystery, OTR
CRIME CLUB The Crime Club aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System as a half-hour weekly radio series, beginning on December 2, 1946 and continuing until October 16, 1947, a run of 47 episodes. It aired on Mondays at 8 p.m. through December and then on Thursdays at 10 p.m. It was also heard on Wednesdays and Sundays on some stations. Each installment was introduced by the series host, The Librarian, portrayed by Barry Thomson and Raymond Edward Johnson (who was perhaps better known as the host... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, OTRR Certified Set, Crime Club,...
CRIME AND PETER CHAMBERS Crime and Peter Chambers, stared Dane Clark as a hard-hitting private eye that worked well the with police department. His counter part at the NYPD was Lt. Parker, played by Bill Zuckert. The series was based on the character created by Henry Kane who wrote eight Peter Chambers novels before the series came to radio. Henry Kane wrote the scripts for the radio show adaptation which aired from 6 Apr to 7 Sep 1954 on NBC. The show was directed by Fred Weihe. There are a... Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, Crime and Peter Chambers, Crime...
THE BIG STORY Based on real life news stories, Big Story featured murder and other violent crime cases from the point of view of a newspaper reporter. A unique and exciting format, Big Story dramatized a different news reporter and their heroic deed each week. According to the ads of the day, this program starred "a reporter who has solved a crime, exposed a corrupt political administration, smashed a racket, or performed some other notable public service. At the end of each program the... Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, OTRR Certified Set, The Big...